• is Ned Boulting secretly playing fantasy cycling?1 year 8 weeks agoFor a bottle of finest malt

    For a bottle of finest malt i'll be Ned for you Laughing

  • Canadian cop filmed punching cyclist faces investigation +video1 year 8 weeks agobikeboy76 wrote:Canadian

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    Canadian police often wear hoodies and beanie hats? If they are in plain clothes I suspect they really DO have something better to be doing.

    I believe the officer is a sihk hence the headwear.

    As a serving cop myself this is disgusting and has no place in modern day Policing.

  • Taipei Cycle mixed bag… including Topeak, Birzman, Prologo & more1 year 8 weeks agoDr. Ko wrote:The saddle looks

    Dr. Ko wrote:
    The saddle looks more like Belgium than Germany.

    Well, it depends where you're looking from, doesn't it! This is actually intended to be German.

    http://www.biker.com.tw/mod/product/index.php?REQUEST_ID=cGFnZT1kZXRhaWw...

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 8 weeks agoI've gone for: Peter Sagan

    I've gone for:

    Peter Sagan (LIQ)
    Filippo Pozzato (LAM)
    Grega Bole (VCD)
    Fabian Cancellara (RSN)
    Sylvain Chavanel (OPQ)
    Matti Breschel (SAX)
    Stijn Devolder (RSN)
    Maciej Bodnar (LIQ)
    Ian Stannard (SKY)

    Anticipating a group of Sagan, Chava and Cancellara. Contemplating changing Pozzato for Boonen or Breschel for Paolini but can't decide.

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 8 weeks agoUndecided about Chavanel, no

    Undecided about Chavanel, no doubt about his form but after his win at 3 days de Panne, he said Flanders wasn't his favourite & didn't see himself as a contender.

    Just down playing his chances or will he be riding for Boonen?

  • Equlibrium 853 - starting the build1 year 8 weeks agoShimano 105 triple works very

    Shimano 105 triple works very well indeed. 30 x 28 bottom very welcome for steep ascents and you will surely never spin out 50 x 11.

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 8 weeks agodrheaton wrote:I dropped

    drheaton wrote:
    I dropped Sagan... Surprise

    Interesting, my plan is to drop him for Roubaix

    Ive only made 1 change so far, that was Chavanel for Cav. Gonna make some more in abit

  • Cyclist killed while riding in time trial near Hull1 year 8 weeks agoI lived in Brough for 6

    I lived in Brough for 6 years. Know it well. Our local dual carriageway has jut been made 60mph from 70mph after 18 deaths since 1999. Some local councillors wanted 50mph but were over ridden by the usual BS about speed being part of national productivity.

    Hopefully when all residential roads are 20mph then dual carriageways can become 50mph. There is no doubt it would save lives.

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 8 weeks agoI dropped Sagan...

    I dropped Sagan... Surprise

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 8 weeks agoI've got 6 of those and used

    I've got 6 of those and used 3 transfers to get there leaving me 9 for Paris-Roubaix.

    I've had Gilbert and Phinney scratched out of my purists though Angry

  • Strava reliability1 year 8 weeks agoCheck as well that any cycle

    Check as well that any cycle app is not publishing to the public where you live. Good speed usually means bike/enthusiast so don't want bike theives targetting you by working out where your route started.

  • Almost 90% of cyclists think traffic is too fast in their area, research shows1 year 8 weeks agoCouncils are adverse to 20mph

    Councils are adverse to 20mph as they don't want to slow through roads but don't want the cost of the extra signage that each side road would require. Of course much of the through traffic is already at 20mph but that seems to escape their attention!

    20's coming. I pretty positive about the situation now as the public seem to have had enough of speed at the expense of everything else and the politicians are starting to realise they will actually gain votes by supporting it.

    All we need now of for Clarkson to be forced to ride Lejog for charity and life will be perfect! Big Grin

  • Cyclist killed while riding in time trial near Hull1 year 8 weeks agohead down riding is a

    head down riding is a qualifying event for the darwin awards.

    i wonder what the tipping point is for people to view DCs as not especially safe to ride on, because it doesn't appear to be 'a higher than average statistical likelihood that you will die whilst time trialling compared to a single carriageway road'.

    and what's with the 'i'll race on a dual carriageway but there's no way i'd ever train on one' approach?

  • Cyclist killed while riding in time trial near Hull1 year 8 weeks agoThis is where ears come in

    This is where ears come in handy. And I can't think of many riders who have their 'head down' on a TT.

  • Taming the Belgian cobbles - riding Ronde Van Vlaanderen1 year 8 weeks ago"Koppenberg. It’s not that

    "Koppenberg. It’s not that hard". Words that should never be said together. Steep with the roughest cobbles of the route. Even Merckx has walked up it!!

  • Almost 90% of cyclists think traffic is too fast in their area, research shows1 year 8 weeks agoThere is a 20 mph limit close

    There is a 20 mph limit close to my house. It has not made any difference, except for the Council to claim it is making roads safer without actually tackling the causes of danger.

  • Cyclist killed while riding in time trial near Hull1 year 8 weeks agoThanks for that very useful

    Thanks for that very useful input andyp. Sleepy

    I was not referring to this specific incident, just in general. TT bikes, you are NOT breaking your aero position to look around you.

  • Cyclist killed while riding in time trial near Hull1 year 8 weeks ago'But on a DC, how many

    'But on a DC, how many drivers are expecting to see a cyclist?

    Another problem that will come about with a TT, if you have a TT bike, your head is down, looking straight in front, not like a normal cyclist who will be observing everything around them for danger.

    If you have your head down, going for a fast time, you are paying no attention to the traffic behind you, only what's in front. That IS dangerous, no matter what anyone says. If you are not fully aware of everything going on around you, you shouldn't be cycling on a road in the first place.
    '

    To be fair, an awful lot of this is unmitigated toss.

  • Cyclist killed while riding in time trial near Hull1 year 8 weeks agoVery sad. It's too easy to

    Very sad.

    It's too easy to criticise when you don't know the facts - both those specific to the incident and those concerning safety when organising events on the roads. For instance, DCs are not by definition more dangerous for cyclists than single carriageway roads. Do you really think organisers want to play roulette with riders' lives?

    We should be asking how to make the roads safer, not telling people where they can't ride. 122 cyclists died in 2012, every life lost is a tragedy whatever the circumstances.

  • Continental GP 4 Season....is it just me?1 year 8 weeks agoWet weather, glass and flints

    Wet weather, glass and flints is a recipe that will summon the puncture fairy, although I've worn out gatorskins without ever getting punctures, but they have no grip on wet drain covers and cattle grids, so mostly I've compromised by using slightly cheaper grand prix tyres with better grip, and accepting that they'll pick up a puncture or two in their lifetime rather than living in fear and hoping there won't be any punctures with my continental gatorskins.

  • Cyclist killed while riding in time trial near Hull1 year 8 weeks agoAll I'd like to add to this

    All I'd like to add to this debate is that we should stop referring to it as an accident - the police now, quite rightly IMHO, call them incidents as does the article above.

    Someone is at fault for this and it is not the organiser and unlikely to have been the cyclist either.

  • Strava reliability1 year 8 weeks agoThe quality of GPS data will

    The quality of GPS data will vary from one device to another, and data is also disturbed by tree cover, tall buildings, interference from other gadgets and it doesn't work in tunnels. When it comes to hills and height data then there is even more room for error, not all devices have any means to correct or estimate height above sea level, and it's also possible for the resolution of GPS data to be so poor that it fails to even provide data for that taxing hill climb and subsequent speed fest to the bottom again, for all it knows you may have travelled through a tunnel rather that over the hill.

  • Strava reliability1 year 8 weeks agoA mobile phone app will not

    A mobile phone app will not be as accurate as a purpose built unit such as a Garmin. There is a lot of information on line about the accuracy or inaccuracy of strava

  • Rapha release Bordeaux-Paris jersey1 year 8 weeks agorossi wrote:end of the day

    rossi wrote:
    end of the day its black. your crackers if ride around in black just my opinion "be safe be seen"

    You and Henry Ford wouldn't have much to talk about would you...

  • Canadian cop filmed punching cyclist faces investigation +video1 year 8 weeks agoWhy do they even need to be

    Why do they even need to be investigated? Here's conclusive video proof of what you have done, here's your punishment. They're just savages who'll do anything to bend the rules and get away with it.